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Uploading Section 321 Shipment Data Using JSON, XML or CSV
Section 321 is a shipment type used in the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ACE system that allows low-value shipments of <=$800 USD to be cleared through the border without paying duty or tax. To qualify for Section 321 shipment type any goods being imported into the US should not exceed a value of 800 [...]
What is a CFS (Container Freight Station)?
A Container Freight Station refers to a facility that consolidates or de-consolidates freight before preparing such freight for the next leg of its journey. Most CFS will be located close to ports of entry such as airports, ocean container ports and major railway hubs.  In the US, a CFS is designated by its FIRMS code.  [...]
What are the ACE Air eManifest Import Message Types?
The following messages are summarized in the CBP ACE Air CAMIR document. ACE Air eManifest was formally referred to as AMS Air or Automated Manifest System. The FRI (Freight Report Inbound) message is used for reporting advance Air eManifest data to the CBP ACE eManifest system.  This message is, however, not usable in amending air [...]
What is an Express Consignment Carrier Facility (ECCF)?
An Express Consignment Carrier Facility (ECCF) refers to a shared or separate specialized facility that has been authorized by the port director to handle the inspection and clearance of express consignment shipments. It is, for the most part, a bonded warehouse with the authorization and capacity to process high volumes of parcels coming into the [...]
What you Need to Know about AMS Air Manifest (ACE Air eManifest)
Automated Manifest System (AMS) Air The CBP legacy system was known as AMS Air.  Later CBP upgraded and moved the AMS Air system platform to the ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) platform.  After this move, CBP refers to the AMS Air system as ACE Air or ACE Air eManifest. Automated Commercial Environment (ACE Air eManifest) ACE [...]
How to Complete the CBP Letter of Intent (LOI)
ACE eManifest Rail and Sea ACE eManifest Rail and Sea programs are administered by US Customs & Border Protection (CBP) agency. It makes it possible for freight forwarders, ocean & rail carriers to submit their manifests electronically to CBP before the vessel arrives at a US port or a train arrives at a US border [...]